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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, february 26th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news". floodwaters rise, and tornadoes touch down in a storm system that stretched from texas to canada. >> we're just lucky to be alive. everything can be replaced. and students, parents, and teachers make an emotional return to the florida high school where 17 people were killed by a gunman. >> i'm scared to go back, but i know our school will be safer. >> now the gun control debate is
heating up on capitol hill. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. at least four people were killed by a large storm system that tore through the central u.s. over the weekend at least 12 tornados were reported in kentucky, tennessee, arkansas, and missouri. a string of severe weather stretched from texas to the canadian border. it brought floods, high winds, and hail, and more rain is expected tomorrow. mola lenghi has our report. >> reporter: violent storms pounded the central and southern u.s. this weekend, leaving behind a trail of damage stretching from texas to canada. >> this is out my back door. >> reporter: there were reports of multiple tornados touching down in kentucky, arkansas, and tennessee. the twister is suspected in the death of a 79-year-old woman in bowling green.
police said she was inside her home when her roof collapsed. in arkansas an 83-year-old man was killed when his home was blown into a pond. in nashville a newlywed couple rode out the storm in their closet. >> all of a sudden i said, there goes our barn. i said, we're lucky to be alive. everything can be replaced. >> reporter: further north the ohio river continues to rise. by sunday in cincinnati, it was more than 8 feet above what's considered flood stage. >> the good news is, damage, yes, infrastructure damage, yes, but people, loss of life, no loss of life. we may have gotten away with one here. >> reporter: officials say it will be several days before the floodwaters fully recede. mola lenghi, cbs news. well, the florida high school where 17 people were killed two weeks ago will reopen this week. they were allowed back.
in washington president trump says the mass shooting will top the agenda when he meets with the nation's governors today and congress reconvenes, but there are no plans to move forward on gun control legislation. hena doba is here in new york. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie. the debate is heating up on capitol hill with the nra and gun control. this as high school students and their parents in parkland florida are trying to's the transition back to class. 17 people dressed as angels standing by a make shift memorial greeted students returning to stone man douglas high school almost two weeks since the shooting that took 17 lives. the students were allowed back onto campus yesterday for the first time to pick up backpacks and other belongings left behind. >> coming back here is hard. i lost some of my friends. >> reporter: the three-story building where the shooting took place has been cordoned off.
the rest of the school will reopen for classes wednesday. parents said they'll struggle with the drop-off. >> when i went to pick him up the other day, it was the longest eight hours of my life, and i'm not ready to let him go yet. >> reporter: on capitol hill, the debate over gun control looks to rev up this week. yesterday morning an nra spokesperson pushed back against some suggestions president trump made last week like raising the age limit to buy certain weapons. >> the nra has made their position clear. >> let me just say, the position is you do not want to raise the age. >> that's what the nra came out and said. >> reporter: the president will meet on a variety of issues. he says gun control will be at the top. >> we'll be talking about parkland and the horrible event that took place last week. >> reporter: congress back in session today after ten days off is also under pressure to revisit gun legislation. and president trump who recently promised to push for tightening
background checks says he supports arming certain teachers and other faculty inside the school. anne-marie. >> hena doba in new york. thanks so much, hena. florida governor rick scott has ordered an investigation into the law enforcement response to the shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school. the broward county sheriff's office said one of the deputies who was seen and armed did not go into the school. some are calling for the resignation of sheriff scott israel. sheriff israel defended his leadership and said he will not quit. companies cutting ties with it following the florida shooting are displaying a shameful display of civil coward is. delta and united are among those who will no longer give discounts to nra members.
president trump said a democratic memo is a total political legal bust. the heavily redacted memo was released saturday. it is a rebuttal to a republican memo released earlier this month. that memo accuses the fbi of hiding democratic ties to a research dossier on president trump and russia when seeking a warrant to monitor former campaign adviser carter page. trump says the memo vindicates the fbi. >> the fbi had every reason to be concerned that carter page might become an agent of foreign power. >> it undermines the robert mueller investigation. in california, dianne feinstein is running for a fifth term in the u.s. senate, but she'll do it without the endorsement of the democratic party. the california democratic party did not endorse feinstein at their convention saturday. activists who think feinstein hasn't done enough for immigrants and is too far to the center on other issues supported her opponent, but he didn't win the nomination either.
feinstein has millions to run a campaign and faces no credible republican opponent. overseas now, four people were killed in an explosion that destroyed a convenience store and a home about ten miles north of london. authorities in leicester says the blast does not appear to be terror related. the cause of the explosion is under investigation. four people have been hospitalized and rescue crews are searching for other possible victims. >> this morning south korean president moon jae-in said u.s. must lower the threshold with talks for north korea. moon's office announced yesterday that a north korean delegate to the olympics said his country is willing to hold talks with the u.s. they want to see if the north is ready to end its nuclear weapons program. the 2018 olympic games in south korea had political undertones that are far from over, but the competition is done. dana jacobson has that part of the story. >> reporter: the closing ceremony was a spectacle of
fireworks, music, and high-tech performances. the athletes joined the party to celebrate the end of the olympic games in pyeongchang. south korea's president sat in the same box as the leader of the north korean delegation and president trump's daughter ivanka. the three watched as athletes from both koreas once again walked together, and as the games came to a close, word that north korea is open to talks with the united states. president thomas bach praised the athletes. >> you have shown how sport brings people together in our very fragile world. >> reporter: bach was joined on stage by olympians including the famous shirtless tong began and lindsey vonn. the u.s. was fourth in the u.s. medal count but there were
thrilling moments like shaun white's win and the skier who crossed the finish line half a ski ahead. the u.s. women's hockey team ending a 20-year gold medal drought against canada and the u.s. men's curling team sweeping its roy to america's first ever gold in the sport. south korea waved good-bye to the game as the olympic torch was extinguished. in marks an ending but also the beginning as the world prepares for the next world olympics in beijing in 2022. dana jacobson, cbs news, pyeongchang, south korea. coming up on the "morning news", taking a legal risk. the mayor of oakland, california, issues a warning about immigration raids, and the former first lady gets personal in a new book. this is the "cbs morning news." ew book. this is the "cbs morning news." botox® is the only treatment for chronic migraine shown to actually prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. botox® is for adults with chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month
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we do have that here for you live right now, that they just rescued that dog from the rubble. >> oh, man. a dramatic rescue of a dog on live tv yesterday. earlier we told you about the tornadoes that tore through the central u.s. the dog was trapped under the rubble of a home in clarksville, tennessee. nearby residents worked to free the dog and the dog was okay. bay area residents get warning about immigration raids and a murder at a library. "the boston globe" reports a woman was killed at a public library winchester, massachusetts. the 22-year-old was attacked from behind and stabbed to death sunday while she was studied. 23-year-old jeffrey yao attacked her with a 10-inch hunting knife. a man who tried to help was stabbed in the arm. the police did not release any information on whether yao might have known stryker.
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and i couldn't ask for a better partner. our top story this morning, at least four people were killed by the storm system that swept through the central united states over the weekend. at least 12 tornadoes were reported in kentucky, tennessee, arkansas, and missouri. and there was widespread flooding that's expected to continue this week. and students at the florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed 12 days ago were allowed to return and gather their belongings yesterday. the school reopens wednesday. an investigation has been launched into law enforcement's response. at least one sheriff's deputy on the scene never confronted the gunman. over the past decades the cdc has been restricted from researching the impact of guns on public health.
dr. jon lapook explains the reasons for this and why it could change. >> what's been sorely missing in the gun control debate so far has been science and there's a reason for that. back in 1993 a cdc-funded study found homicide was three times more likely in homes with guns. that prompted congress to pass legislation in 1996 prohibiting the cdc from doing any research to advocate or promote gun control. the ban had a chilling effect on all gun-related research by the agency. in 2016, more than 100 medical organizations urged congress to repeal the legislation. after the orlando nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead, i spoke with former congressman jay dickey who helped write the law. he told me he had come to regret its effect. why do you think it's wrong now? >> if we had just kept the research dollars going and we had said science is important and we need to get to it, i
didn't realize that it was possible to do that. >> dickey died last year, but his legislation continues, and last week following the school shootings in florida, congresswoman kathy caster pressed health and human services secretary alex azar about the lack of research. >> will you be proactive on the research initiative? >> we certainly will. our centers for disease control and prevention, we're in the science business and evidence-generating business. >> this week leonard lance of new jersey and brian mast of florida called for restoring the cdc research into gun violence. it remains to be seen whether it will snowball into the actual repeal of the dickey amendment. dr. john la poorks cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," countless teens are
vaping, even though it's illegal to buy e-cigarettes. >> plus could the cvs merger simplify health care or create a monopoly that limits choice. we talk with the ceo mark bateauly. and rupl kaur best selling author called queen of the insta poets talks about bringing poetry to the mainstream. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday, thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
three people were shot near it's begun that be slick in many -- going to be slick in many areas and it's raining pretty good across the high deaf doppler and across the north bay has not quite reached north bay yet and some heavier rain coming through places like calistoga and areas on your screen is a rain slush mix. we've got a bit of low elevation snowfall across the hills. tracking it for you throughout the morning. >> we've been looking at the crash that's been blocking a couple of lanes in the north bay. chp cleared those lanes so traffic is starting to move at the